21 June 2016
Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986)
signed 'Moore' (on the side at the base)
bronze with a green patina
13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) high, excluding base
Conceived in 1959 and cast in an edition of 8.
Reginald Ernest Moreau, to whom awarded as the Stamford Raffles Award, the Zoological Society of London, 1962, and by descent.
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A. Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture: 1955-64, Vol. 3, London, 2005, pp. 38, 39, no. 443, pls 75, 77, another cast illustrated.
The present lot was awarded to Reginald Ernest Moreau (1897-1970) in 1962 by the Zoological Society of London, in recognition of his contribution to ornithology. Moreau had an extensive knowledge about birds, making studies of the clutch size in nesting birds and comparing the life-histories of birds in different latitudes. He was also a long time editor of the ornithological journal Ibis, and was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford on 15 December 1951.
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